maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 99 Bottles (Federal Way, WA). Sweet, lightly spiced nose. Pretty copper color. A bock-like initial / candy and Coca-Cola and brown sugar in mid -- the spruce tips add a little spicy note here / balanced sweetish finish. Medium body. Nice enough. Could use a little more body.
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Windy City. Pours attractive light orange colour, with almost no head. Sweet aroma, too sweet cold. At warmer temperature you can pick out of the syrup from herb and spruce. More spruce, sir!
Patrickctenchi (4252) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, bubbly, amber-orange with a thin soapy, head.
Taste is cola, sweet toffee with a pleasant, evergreen, cooling tone.
Very nice....a little different.
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy flavor with a somewhat light body for a winter ale. Interesting taste on the front, but a little watery on the finish. If you want a drinkable winter ale, this is pretty good. If you want a full-flavored thick body, then try something else.
Drdavidk (1) - - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Happened upon this beer last Thanksgiving 2012. fFound this beer to be surprisingly tasty , unique, and hard to find. Looking forward to this years batch for 2013-14!
Purchased an ample supply only to find the taste falling short of our previous experience.
Greatly disappointed by lack of flavor and seemed flat, "like left over from last years beer".
punkabilly1970 (3) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A mixture of cola and spruce flavors. One of the more unique beers that I have tried. A new favorite for me, at least in the snowy winter months.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, pours a clear amber with small off white head. Aromas of caramel, spice. Tastes of spice, caramel, fruity, toasty, with an alcohol or maybe spruce taste. Overall, decent beer.
airrick2003 (565) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: bronze, clear, smaller tan head, head dissipates quickly
Aroma: strong malty grain, creamy, milk,
Taste: strong malty, grainyness, kind of sweet
Palate: heavier mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, kind of sweet aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, it's all malt and grain, perfect to contrast against an ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce pour solid copper color, sweet malt with a hint of candy on the finish, a bit of pine wafts about, good beer
Livendadream (133) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Btl pours clear light bronze color with small dense off white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lace. Smells of malt, cola and a hint of christmas trees and faint alcohol. Tastes of sweet caramel malt and RC cola. Medium body, slick texture,soft carbonation and dry finish. Pretty good winter beer. It is definitely a different one for sure. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Not to heavy,syrupy or alcoholic tasting at all.